As I have been racking my brain for a new novel plot, I recently checked my email and discovered a request from a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise.
I became fascinated with Jeffrey Hopper's book soon to be released, "Stealing Vegas". I went to school with Jeffrey's brother, Royal and remembered reading about their father and sons robbery of a Las Vegas casino. I remembered it felt so surreal to know that a former classmate was caught up in this type of situation. I felt badly that their father was the catalyst for the robbery. It revealed a troubled home life that none of Royal's friends at school ever suspected.
As I read more about the book's premises, I learned that each of the Hoppers were dealt prison time for the crime. Fortunately, Jeffrey turned his life around and studied at the seminary to pursue a life as a minister. He now spends his time talking to prisoners about the consequences of their actions and how to turn it all around. Very inspiring to say the least.
Jeffrey didn't reveal any information regarding Royal's current status, but you can bet that I'll be picking up his book when it is released. I think you should too. Check for the status of his book here.
She asked if I would give her an interview regarding my novel, "The Long Road from Perdition". I decided that I would, I mean, who doesn't want free press for their book? When the article came out, I read about the books that other Southeast Texas authors were producing.
Read the article, I'm honored to be in such talented company: SE Texas writers on either side of the law tell their stories. Sometimes I think my hometown is haunted.